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May 23, 2017 - 6:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- By the narrowest of votes, House lawmakers agreed to toughen criteria for future high school students to get college tuition paid through Louisiana's TOPS program. The measure by Rep. Franklin Foil, a Baton Rouge Republican, would bump the grade point average from 2.5 to 2...
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May 23, 2017 - 5:20 pm
(WWL.com) -- Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Louisiana tomorrow to discuss health care, jobs and the economy. The White House says the Vice President will participate in a listening session with local business leaders in the Baton Rouge area and he’ll make remarks afterwards at Cajun...
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May 23, 2017 - 4:42 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana would extend the protections of its domestic abuse laws to dating partners, under a bill nearing final passage. The proposal by Rep. Helena Moreno, a New Orleans Democrat, would create the crimes of battery of a dating partner and aggravated assault upon a dating...
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy (right) has died in Orlando. The Orlando Police Department confirmed that the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Police public information officer Wanda Miglio says the circumstances surrounding his death are still...
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May 23, 2017 - 3:26 pm
(AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers are on track to toughen requirements for parental consent when a minor wants to get an abortion. Current law requires a notarized statement from a legal guardian of an unmarried girl under age 18 before a doctor can perform an abortion on the teenager. A proposal from...
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Chris Miller
May 23, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Following an outcry over the city of New Orleans' Confederate monuments being stored in a scrap yard, workers have completed erecting shelter around them. According to WWL's Scoot , officials with Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said the original plan was to send the monuments to a warehouse after...
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Scoot
May 23, 2017 - 11:34 am
Last week, I was critical of Mayor Landrieu for allowing two of the Confederate-era monuments to be placed in a scrap yard following their removal , which I argued was in defiance of what the Mayor said to the public about how the monuments would be treated post-removal. In an blog titled, “Why...
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Jim Hanzo
May 23, 2017 - 11:12 am
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says they are searching for a man with nine active warrants for several felony crimes. 21-year-old Taylor Broussard is wanted for stalking, auto theft, battery, aggravated assault, and other crimes. Deputies responded to a residence last week on East 16th...
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